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Transition Year students at Mount Sackville Secondary School in Chapelizod use a one way system along the corridors while socially distancing on their first day back. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mount Sackville Secondary School in Co Dublin was one of the first schools in the country to return on Tuesday after more than five months of being cl(...)

Trasman Jules High Sleeper from JellyBean.

Ever thought of going into a business where most of your customers are children? It really can be child’s play, according to successful entrepreneurs (...)

Sinead Moriarty: ‘Paris is my favourite city in the world’

Current favourite book The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth Winthrop reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird, which is high praise, but that’s how much I loved it(...)

Felix English: ‘I was convinced I had at least third’. Photograph: Inpho/Ciaran Fallon

Felix English was frustrated in a brave bid for success at the European Games’ scratch race on Thursday, with the Irish track rider pipped at the line(...)

Poverty is the ultimate cause of childhood obesity, said Prof Viner

Children become obese as a result of “tiny, imperceptible mistakes” their parents make in feeding them over years, a major international conference on(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sport is about dreaming. Bertie Ahern understood that. Looking back now his dream of the “Bertie Bowl” was almost given life, but instead became a sym(...)

Ireland’s Lydia Gurley and Germany’s Franziska Brausse in action during the  world track championships in Purszkow, Poland. Photograph: Kacper Pembel/Reuters

Irish riders had a strong showing on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszków, Poland. The women’s team pursuit squad of Orl(...)

Therapy and Hollywood: The annual Psychoanalytic Film Festival is now in its 10th year.

1) As part of “Healthy Ireland at Your Library” – a programme of books, ebooks, online magazines, online courses and events – dietitian Sarah Keogh wi(...)

Juniper.

1) Just before Christmas, a Wicklow couple were given the devastating news that their six-month-old daughter Juniper has a rare and life-threatening g(...)

January is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Irish Cancer Society has said recent research   has shown lung cancer incidence could double by 2045. Photograph: iStock

1) Aware – which provides support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder – has announced that its popular Life Ski(...)

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